Tag: Merge Records
An amazing and drippy cover of a classic song from The Cure
Taken from the Merge Records release, Eyio.
We were saddened to learn of the death of Karl Hendricks, which led us to revisiting this classic single, which was both his debut for Merge Records and our introduction to him.
These five innocuous songs–taken from a limited edition split cassette–served as the debut of Katie Crutchfield’s new project, Waxahatchee. These songs’ greatest element? Potential.
A dreamy b-side still evokes powerful memories to yours truly.
A long time ago, in my first year at Texas Tech University, I had a conversation with a man at a bar. He said he was working on a new record. He described the process as a tedious yet fun endeavor, but he wasn’t from Lubbock and he was ready to go back home. He… Read More ›
Superchunk‘s sixth album, Indoor Living, found the Chapel Hill band at a crossroads. The band’s previous albums, 1994’s Foolish, and 1995’s Here’s Where The Strings Come In, were critically well-received and, in terms of independent record sales in the mid-1990s, both were commercially successful. As often happens in the case of bands with a… Read More ›
To many people’s great surprise, Lambchop’s fifth album, Nixon, was a surprise European hit. In many ways it was a grand departure from the band’s previous work; lush and supple, much less “country” and much more R&B in nature, the album seamlessly flows from start to finish in one continuous groove. This was a newer,… Read More ›